The Union College Psychology Department Speaker Series and Honors Colloquium welcome
Natasha Ludwig (’08), Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Clinical Neuropsychologist, Kennedy Krieger Institute
for a public lecture entitled
Pediatric Neuropsychology: Measurement Considerations for Special Populations
Thursday, April 14, 2022
12:45–1:50 PM • Karp 105
Lunch and refreshments will be provided(!!!)
Children with medical conditions impacting brain development often benefit from neuropsychological services; however, neuropsychological measures appropriate for those who are very young and/or severely impacted are often limited. This talk will focus on measurement issues in pediatric neuropsychology from the perspective of an early career clinician and researcher. Two primary areas will be discussed including 1) measurement of early social cognition in toddlers at risk for autism spectrum disorder and 2) measurement of cognitive and functional skills in severely affected children with a history of brain injury or developmental and epileptic encephalopathy (DEE). The utility of leveraging partnerships with patient advocacy groups within this realm will also be discussed.